Entries linking to kilojoule
word-forming element meaning "one thousand," introduced in French 1795, when the metric system was officially adopted there; irregularly reduced from Greek khilioi "thousand," from PIE *gheslo- "thousand," source also of Sanskrit sahasra-, Avestan hazanjra "thousand." "It is usually assumed that Lat. mille should be connected too" [Beekes]; see milli-. "In the metric system, kilo- means multiplied, & milli- divided, by 1000" [Fowler].
unit of electrical energy, 1882, coined in recognition of British physicist James P. Joule (1818-1889). The surname is a variant of Joel. Related: Joulemeter.
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Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of kilojoule. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/kilojoule
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Harper, Douglas. “Etymology of kilojoule.” Online Etymology Dictionary, https://www.etymonline.com/word/kilojoule. Accessed $(datetimeMla).
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updated on July 26, 2012